Dark wood floors give your home a rich elegance. But because they are such a bold choice, careful consideration must be taken when choosing other design elements. It's important to keep a tonal balance in order not to end up in a space that's just too dark.
In this gorgeous open-concept kitchen and dining area, rich dark hardwoods run throughout. But the homeowner has been savvy with other design touches. The white kitchen, light walls, and ceilings, along with an abundance of natural light, give room for a darker dining table. Here, a deep dark wood tone, similar to the floor, makes this table the focal point.
This breezy and elegant dining room features stunning hickory gray flooring. The mid-dark tone of the wood, with its cool tones, invites out-of-the-box design choices. Here an antique French Provincial style table painted in a patinaed eggshell tone stands out against the flooring and the gorgeous green walls.
Dark wood floors are often found in more traditional or transitional decor styles. In this transitional dining room, the designer took the opportunity to mix an antique dining table, in oak, with slightly darker walnut-toned floors. The table sits on a lighter-colored rug and chairs upholstered in a creme-colored fabric surround it. This keeps the overall feel of the room from being too overbearing.
In this fun eat-in kitchen, the wood floors are a deep, dark color. The rest of the room is light and playful. The effect is one that is warm and inviting and not overpowering. Here, a butcher block in light maple has been combined with light metal legs. This table picks up on the industrial yet warm feel of the flooring.
These dark floors have tones of gray that the designer has picked up on in the furnishings. A contemporary laminate topped table with steel legs is paired with gray leather bucket chairs. Like some of our other rooms, the use of light curtains, walls, and rugs keep things from going too dark.
Sometimes simplicity is the best solution. In this beautiful dining and kitchen area, gray hardwood floors are matched with a simple gray wooden table. No rug is used, which leaves the area feeling very clean and minimal, even with classic design touches.